Tuesday, 14 May 2013

No Added Sugar Flapjacks

Once again time has flown by since my last blog update. I blame work for getting in the way, as well as a trip home to see the family and a camping weekend in Wales. Before I was jetting all over the place however I made a stack of these flapjacks. I love a good oaty flapjack and by just using dried fruit and a little honey there is no need to add sugar or golden syrup to tea time treats.

50g dates
50g raisins
20g goji berries
200ml hot water 
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g butter
50g malt extract
50g honey
50g oat bran
400g rolled oats
100g sultanas

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C

Place the dates, raisins, goji berries, bicarbonate of soda and hot water into a bowl and place to one side for approximately 30 minutes to allow the fruit to absorb some of the liquid.

After half an hour blitz the fruit and water together with a stick blender to form a thick paste.

Place the butter, malt extract and honey into a medium sized saucepan and place over a gentle heat, stirring until melted and combined.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the fruit paste before stirring in the oats and oatbran. Stir until well combined.

Finally stir in the sultanas until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Spread the oat mixture into a 30cm x 20cm baking tin lines with baking parchment.

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly brown in colour.

Remove the flapjacks from the oven and allow to cool slightly before turning out of the tin and slicing into generous rectangles (should make 12-16 flapjacks).

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